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Fried Pimento Cheese

Fried Pimento Cheese is a great little kick of an appetizer. Spicy and decadent, they are the perfect pop in your mouth food. Taking one recipe and making another is a great way to use up what you may have left over in a delicious way.

Fried Pimento Cheese

Fried Pimento Cheese

We love to reinvent leftovers. Not that you will ever have any of this beautiful PIMENTO CHEESE left over, but it is worth it just to make it to fry up these bites of heaven. Taking leftovers and making them into something new is a favorite pastime of ours. Just like these Cornbread Dressing Fritters.

If you have never made pimento cheese, we urge you to click on the link above and make it just to try it. Then, fry it up like this and be amazed! Perfect for snacking or taking to a tailgate, these bad boys will make you food famous, as we like to say!

How to make Fried Pimento Cheese

The real secret to frying anything that is soft is freezing. You take something traditional like these, roll them into a ball, freeze them and then they transform into something easy to work with. Then you take them and batter them and fry them up until they are golden brown.

They are great on their own but if you whip up a spicy ranch sauce with Ranch dressing and a few shakes of hot sauce, that will only add to the whole experience. Let’s get to it!

~ Ingredients ~

  • 1 to 2 cups prepared Pimento cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup Panko Bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

~ Method ~

  1. Using an ice cream scoop or large spoon, mold spoon fulls of pimento cheese into 1 inch balls. Place on a cookie sheet. Freeze for one hour.
  2. Prepare 3 to 4 cups canola oil for frying. Heat oil to 350 degrees F. In 3 separate bowls, set up a breading station. In one mix eggs and water. Within the 2nd, mix flour, salt and pepper. In the 3rd mix panko and Parmesan cheese. Remove rolled pimento cheese from the freezer.
  3. Dredge each ball into the flour mixture, then the egg and water mixture and finally the panko mixture. Place back on sheet pan to rest while battering the remainder of pimento cheese.
  4. Fry in batches for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel and cool. Serve with a ranch or spicy ranch sauce and Enjoy!

Fried Pimento Cheese

Taking a traditional recipe and making it into something great is a real treat. Not only does it use up leftovers it also allows for creativity in the kitchen. One of the things we strive to do is get you in the kitchen cooking together and making new and wonderful food creations.

That can be something as small and changing a seasoning or adding one more ingredient to another one of your recipes to make it different. There is no end to what you can do with a little creativity. So get cooking!

As always, we would love it if you shared this recipe with your family and friends. Over to the side on this post and all of the others are handy dandy share buttons. We would sure be grateful if you shared the love!

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Fried Pimento Cheese

Fried Pimento Cheese

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 3 minutes

Fried Pimento Cheese is a great little kick of an appetizer. Spicy and decadent, they are the perfect pop in your mouth food. Taking one recipe and making another is a great way to use up what you may have leftover in a delicious way.

Ingredients

  • 1 to 2 cups prepared Pimento cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup Panko Bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Using an ice cream scoop or large spoon, mold spoon fulls of pimento cheese into 1 inch balls. Place on a cookie sheet. Freeze for one hour.
  2. Prepare 3 to 4 cups canola oil for frying. Heat oil to 350 degrees F. In 3 separate bowls, set up a breading station. In one mix eggs and water. Within the 2nd, mix flour, salt and pepper. In the 3rd mix panko and Parmesan cheese. Remove rolled pimento cheese from the freezer.
  3. Dredge each ball into the flour mixture, then the egg and water mixture and finally the panko mixture.
  4. Place back on sheet pan to rest while battering the remainder of pimento cheese.
  5. Fry in batches for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel and cool. Serve with a ranch or spicy ranch sauce and Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 248Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 57mgSodium 419mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 8g

**Nutritional Values are estimates only

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